New skyscraper planned in downtown Seattle would be 2nd tallest


SEATTLE - A new skyscraper will tower over almost every other building on the Seattle skyline in about a decade.

If the new tower is built at Rainier Square, it will be the second tallest in the city -- the Columbia Center is the first.

But there are some tenants who have been in Rainier Square for decades that would have to find new space.

Designs for the new 50-story tower were unveiled Thursday by Seattle-based developer Wright-Runstad.

The tower would include office space, a new luxury hotel, apartments, shops and restaurants.

KIRO 7 contacted several current tenants, including Fox's Jewelry store, which has been at its current location for more than 30 years, but directed us to speak to their property managers.

If everything goes as planned, ground for the project would be broken in two years and the building would be finished in about 10.

The University of Washington owns the land.

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